VietNamNet Bridge – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will celebrate its 50th founding anniversary next year. So, it's time for the organization to consider the near future. A particularly important question is how to help ASEAN become more effective in addressing the emerging security challenges. The biggest worry now is that currently ASEAN cannot form a common stance on the issue of the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea) dispute, mainly because of the principles of consensus of this association.The consensus principle Vietnam’s President Tran Dai Quang at the 38th Singapore Lecture forum, held by the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, with the theme "Strengthening partnership for sustainable development of the region". Due to the great diversity of the ASEAN member countries, the association has considered the consensus principle as a fundamental principle of its activities. Officially put on … [Read more...] about How can the deadlock of ASEAN on the East Sea be overcome?
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VietNamNet Bridge – After blatantly anchoring the HD-981 oil rig in Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone and continental shelf, China will continue to take larger steps, experts have predicted. China’s deployment of the rig is a step in the realization of its ambitions to control the East Sea. What will happen after the HD-981 oil rig? Prof. Dr. Tran Nam Tien, deputy director of the East Sea Research Center of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Mr. Le Hong Hiep, PhD research student at the University of New South Wales, Australia, speak with the HCM City Law Newspaper about China’s future plans. Q: What shows that the HD-981 oil rig is a carefully arranged step by China? Mr. Le Hong Diep: Firstly, China has implemented administrative measures such as strengthening its marine management agencies, establishing the so-called Sansha City, and issuing a fishing ban on the East Sea. Secondly, China has been building its naval and … [Read more...] about What are China’s plans after the deployment of its HD-981 oil rig?
According to Associate Professor, Doctor Vo Quang Trong, the museum’s director, the idea for the establishment of the kite-shaped museum was shaped over ten years ago. The museum was opened to public in 2015 after six years of construction, which was a joint effort of Vietnamese and French experts. It is the first museum specialised in showcasing the Southeast Asian culture, which was built with a vision to connect Vietnamese culture and the cultures of other countries in the region. The second storey showcases three special collections presented by three acclaimed scientists and cultural researchers: Japanese Professor Kaneko Kazushige’s collection of Asian ethnological objects; the collection of Indonesian glass paintings by Indonesian Doctor O’ong Maryono and his wife - Doctor Rosalia Sciortino, an Italian medical anthropologist; and a collection entitled ‘Around the World’ by French-Vietnamese Professor Le Thanh Khoi. The scientists and researchers … [Read more...] about Museum brings together cultures of Southeast Asian nations
HA NOI (VNS) — The Southeast Asian Museum was officially opened to the public yesterday, with a permanent exhibition displaying the cultures of Southeast Asian nations. Located inside the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology (VME), the first phase of the 7,000sq.m, kite-shaped building has opened after six years of construction. Attending the ceremony on Saturday, included Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, ASEAN General Secretary Le Luong Minh, high-ranking officials from various authorities, heads of diplomatic delegations to Viet Nam, and representatives from museums in the region. The idea of establishing the Southeast Asian Museum took shape at the end of the previous century, before VME had been opened. In 1997, the Vietnamese Government agreed to a proposal to extend VME to exhibit Southeast Asian ethnicity, one year after Viet Nam joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). "At that time, Viet Nam was the newest, but least developed, member of ASEAN," said … [Read more...] about Southeast Asian museum opens doors
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung Vietnam actively participates at 22nd ASEAN Summit, A wide range of activities were organised to mark the 38th anniversary of the liberation of the south and national reunification (April 30) and May Day, Party Central Committee convenes seventh meeting. 1. Vietnam actively participates at 22nd ASEAN Summit The Vietnamese delegation to the 22nd ASEAN Summit, led by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, made positive contributions to the meeting in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei from April 24-25.Vietnam declared that ASEAN needs to maintain its common voice and central role in upholding peace, stability, maritime security and safety in the East Sea. Vietnam also emphasised the association’s effective implementation of its common goals and principles regarding the East Sea, especially its strong support for the Declaration on Six-point Principles in the East Sea, settling disputes via peaceful means without the use of force, observing international … [Read more...] about The Week of April 26 – May 3